US socialite to hit Dubai for new "best friend"

Paris Hilton headed to the Middle East to film show

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American hotel heiress and reality TV star Paris Hilton is set to hit the United Arab Emirates as she prepares to film a version of her MTV show "My New BFF" in the gliterring city of Dubai, a UAE-based television executive told media this week.

The executive said he had been asked to work on the reality show, in which a group of contestants fight each other for Hilton's affections in the hopes of becoming her "best friend forever."

"I've been asked to executive produce the Paris Hilton show," Ziad Battal, who also worked on the Real Estate reality show, the Hydra Executives, told local trade-industry publication Media Week.

"She's going to come here to Dubai and shoot the whole thing from here," Battal said, adding the show would have to be compatible with cultural sensitivities as the socialite is known for her wild partying.

Media Week reported that Dubai-based production company, Filmworks, was said to be involved but added the company's chief executive, Tim Smythe, refused to comment.

She's going to come here to Dubai and shoot the whole thing from here

Ziad Battal--Dubai TV executive

Hilton, who shot to fame after a sex tape of her was released on the internet, launched the MTV show in Los Angeles last year. The show's second season was filmed in the United Kingdom and ended this month.

Hilton, who co-created the series, said she was looking for: "Someone that I can just trust, someone who's not gonna stab me in the back like has happened a lot in this town, someone I can have fun with."